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Wombwell is a small town near Barnsleymarker, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshiremarker, Englandmarker. It has a population of 15,180.

Wombwell railway stationmarker (formerly Wombwell West) serves the Penistone and Hallam Lines. Until 1959 it had another station (Wombwell Centralmarker) on the Barnsley-Doncaster line that was closed when that line lost its passenger service.Wombwell was home to two collieries, Wombwell main and Mitchells main.

Wombwell is close to the large shopping and leisure facilities of Cortonwoodmarker, and also has a number of local business' from cafes to travel agents like Travel Empire and High Street Chains like Wilkinson's, on its High Street.

Education

  • Wombwell High Schoolmarker, a Humanities College
  • St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School, located on Stonyford Road, was established in 1903
  • Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, established in 2007 from a merger of Kings Road Infant School and Oakfields Junior School
  • High View Primary Learning Centre, established in 2007 from a merger of Highfields Junior School and Wood View Infant School
  • Park Street Primary Learning Centre


Sport

Speedway racing took place at the South Yorkshire Sports Stadium. Wombwell entered a team in the 1930 Northern League. The sport was revived and operated in 1947 and 1948 when the Colliers raced in the National League Third Division. South Yorkshire Sports Stadium was redeveloped and is now the site of an industrial estate.

Wombwell Sports Stadium is close to the site of the former South Yorkshire Sports Stadium, and is now the home of the South Yorkshire Kart Club, an MSA affiliated Kart racing club and also Wombwell R/C Model Car Club, a BRCA affiliated Radio Control car racing club. Wombwell FC share the same venue and part of the kart track runs parallel to and the length of the football pitch. Wombwell AC also train on the athletics track long jump pit and shotput circle (s), beside the the football pitch.

Wombwell Main CC represent the town at cricket and the 1st XI currently (2008) play in the Pontefract section of the Yorkshire Cricket Council.

Wombwell is home to Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society, a nationally renowned society with links to Yorkshire C.C.C..

Floods of 2007

Parts of Wombwell were affected by the floods of June 2007. The River Dove breached its banks on Friday June 15 and then again on Monday June 25. Many homes and businesses were flooded.

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